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Table of Contents Conference Schedule ……………………………………………….... page 5 Session & Workshop Verification Form …………………………….. page 11 Conference Planning Guide …………………………………………. page 13 Convention Center Map ……………………………………………... page 14 Conference Exhibitors ……………………………………………….. page 15 Conference Presenters ……………………………………………….. pages 17-19 Workshops ………………………………………………………….... pages 21 - 22 Sessions ……………………………...……………………………… Friday Sessions ………………………………………………

pages 24 - 58 pages 24 - 39

Round 1: …..…………………………………………… pages 24 - 28 Round 2: ……………………………………………….. pages 29 - 33 Round 3: ……………………………………………….. pages 34 - 39 TFLA Town Hall ………………………………………

page 39

Saturday Sessions …………………………………………….. pages 41 - 58 Round 4: …..…………………………………………… page 41 - 46 Round Table: …………………………………………

page 47

Round 6: …..…………………………………………… pages 48 - 54 Round 7: …..…………………………………………… pages 54 - 58

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2019 TFLA CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration and Presenter Check-In

Convention Center Entrance

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

Briarpark Rooms 1, 2, 3

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration and Presenter Check-In

Convention Center Entrance

Friday, October 18, 2019 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration and Presenter Check-In

Convention Center Entrance

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom D/E

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening Plenary Session and Keynote

Grand Pavilion

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break --Visit the Exhibits

Grand Ballroom/Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sessions: Round 1 (S-1 to S-15)

Marriott Houston Westchase

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch- on your own

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Sessions: Round 2 (S-16 to S-29)

Marriott Houston Westchase

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Sessions: Round 3 (S-30 to S-45)

Marriott Houston Westchase

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

TFLA Town Hall

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Awards Reception

Grand Pavilion

Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and Presenter Check-In

Convention Center Entrance

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom D/E

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Sessions: Round 4 (S-46 to S-61)

Marriott Houston Westchase

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break --Visit the Exhibits

Grand Ballroom/Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sessions: Round 5 (S62)

Marriott Houston Westchase

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Round Table

Grand Pavilion

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TFLA Business Meeting Luncheon

Grand Pavilion

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Sessions: Round 6 (S-63 to S-78)

Marriott Houston Westchase

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Sessions: Round 7 (S-78 to S-94)

Marriott Houston Westchase

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Dear Colleagues, I am so very honored to welcome you to the 2019 Texas Foreign Language Association’s Annual Fall Conference: Can Do-Able, Practical, Proficiency, Everyday. TFLA is moving forward and ​Pushing our Practice i​ nto the 21st century and preparing our students to be global citizens. I am looking forward to this innovative conference that includes three wonderful guest speakers and roundtable, unconference style sessions. Be sure to join us for our Awards Reception and Annual Business Meeting Luncheon. We hope you enjoy and learn as much as you can from all of our amazing presenters. One of the goals of the 2019 Annual Conference is to help teachers continue to push through practices making language Can Do-able. This conference is sure to rejuvenate your excitement and passion for languages. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, 2016 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Dr. Ted Zarrow, Latin teacher at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. I first heard Dr. Zarrow speak at the 2018 Annual Joint Meeting of the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NCSSFL) and the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL), where he said,​ “A world language education beginning at the elementary level is a civil right, and to deny students access to world languages is to deny them access to a world-class education.” ​ It is going to be an amazing Keynote. Dr. Zarrow currently serves as the past-President of the Classical Association of Massachusetts (CAM), the Coordinator of Educational Programs for the Classical Association of New England, Advocacy Coordinator for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA), and the Massachusetts representative to NCSSFL. In addition to the keynote, Dr. Zarrow will lead a session titled: “PACE” Yourself: Motivating Students through Successful Storytelling. Make sure to attend, it will be well worth it. I am also excited about our two guest presenters Meredith White and Allison Weinhold. Both are innovative language teachers who push the practice and students to reach their fullest potential. As always, between sessions, please take time to visit the exhibits where vendors can help you select resources for your classroom.

Erin A. Barbier TFLA President-Elect World Languages Coordinator Austin ISD

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Dear Conference Attendees, Welcome to the 2019 Annual Texas Foreign Language Association Fall Conference in culturally rich Houston, TX! What a great opportunity world language instructors have to gather here in wonderful Houston to learn and grow from one another. I hope that you will gain new information, strategies and processes that will inspire and push your practice into the 21st century as we continue to evolve and improve our goal of creating citizens of the next generation, especially those who can communicate with others in more than one language. We hope this weekend will provide rich circumstances for you to reflect and rejuvenate professionally and personally! The TFLA Annual Conference has challenged me from my first year as a teacher not so long ago, and with the wonderful lineup of presenters, I am certain I will be confronted again to evaluate and implement strategies that help me improve in practicing my craft. Here in Houston’s mecca of rich cultural experiences and wonderful food choices, how can we not enjoy the opportunity to benefit from others and share our own expertise to help everyone improve?! Take a look and your schedule, and we hope that you will take advantage of as many sessions as possible, join us for a Round Table Discussion, be an active TFLA member by joining us at our Annual Business Meeting, and Awards Reception. We would love to see you there! The program is packed with lots of opportunities for learning and empowering students: especially with our guest presenter, Allison Weinhold, a teacher from Iowa, whose generosity of sharing has helped people from all over the country push their practice forward in helping students acquire another language. She is the person behind a blog called ​Mis clases locas​. If you haven’t already had a chance, check out her blog at ​https://misclaseslocas.blogspot.com/​. Our second guest presenter is Meredith White. She wears also leads the way in pushing forward the practice of World Language. She hails from Georgia, where she has taught in private, public, charter, urban, suburban and rural settings. She has also moderated the PLN #langchat, and attends and presents at state, regional and international conferences and workshops. In addition to our keynote presents there are a myriad of excellent sessions, presentations, and Round Table discussion times to help you serve your students and enhance your teaching skills. As always, between sessions and workshops, please take the time to visit the exhibit hall where many vendors can help you select new classroom materials, resources, or maybe just something for yourself. My sincere hope is that you will take full advantage and enjoy the conference and again, Welcome to Houston!

Sheila Jordan TFLA President World Languages Department Chair Round Rock High School, Round Rock ISD

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THE 2019 TFLA EXECUTIVE BOARD Welcomes you to the 2019 Annual Fall Conference! Contact

Kim Malcolm, Executive Director

Contact Information

executivedirector@tfla.org

If you have a question about: ● Promotions of the Association ● Collaboration with TFLA Board ● Collaboration with national and regional organization ● Registration ● Exhibitors for the conferences ● Conference locations/arrangements ● ● ● ●

Policy Procedures Promotion of TFLA Coordination with other organizations

Sheila Jordan, President

president@tfla.org

Marie Douglass, Past President

pastpresident@tfla.org

● Scholarships & Awards ● Teachers & Administrator of the Year

Erin Barbier, President-Elect

presidentelect@tfla.org

● Conference Program ● Sponsorships and Volunteer Opportunities

José Sologuren, Vice President

vicepresident@tfla.org

● Evaluation of sessions/workshops ● Coordination of facilitators at conference ● Recruitment of new members

Diana Sullivan, Secretary

secretary@tfla.org

● Minutes taken at Board Meetings ● Announcements

Meredith Clark, Director of Public Outreach & Advocacy

advocacy@tfla.org

● Legislative matters ● LOTE Advocacy ● Press Releases

Michelle Salas, Director of Finance

finance@tfla.org

● Financial affairs ● Membership status

Amy Lenord, Director of Professional Development

pd_director@tfla.org

● Professional Development Events ● Regional Coordinators

Kristen Kubic, Director of Publications

publications@tfla.org

● TFLA Journal ● TFLA Newsletter

Stacey Pritchett

webmaster@tfla.org

● Conference Registration ● Member contact information updates ● Website

We hope you enjoy the conference!

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TFLA would like to acknowledge & thank our Local Arrangements Chair ​Elisabeth D. Howell,​ LOTE Facilitator, Lamar Consolidated ISD. TFLA Regional Coordinators We are happy to announce our TFLA Regional Coordinators. Coordinators serve two-year terms. Region 1 Big Bend (El Paso, Monahans, Abilene) We are still in need of a coordinator Region 2 Panhandle (Lubbock, Amarillo) ​Laura Cook Region 3 Big Country (Wichita Falls, Arlington, Fort Worth) ​Karla O’Donald Region 4 East Texas (Dallas, Longview) ​Alison Hayter Region 5 ​Central Texas (Austin, Waco) ​ Brian McDonough Region 6 Gulf Coast (Houston, Beaumont) ​Brittany Lindsey Region 7 South Texas (San Marcos, San Antonio, Laredo) ​Tessa Tattersall Region 8 Rio Grande Valley ​Monica Saldivar Regional Coordinators: ● serve a two-year term ● attend TFLA events ● present at the TFLA annual conference ● have expertise presenting and speaking to a group ● are able to use technology to share and communicate ● help organize and direct a regional conference for local teachers at least once during their term ● are familiar with the TEKS, ACTFL proficiency guidelines, and world readiness standards. If you are interested in serving as a regional coordinator, or would like more information, please contact Amy Lenord at: pd_development@tfla.org

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Session & Workshop Verification Form TEXAS SBEC Provider Number 500-375 ATTENDEE: _______________________________________________________ DISTRICT: ________________________________________________________ Circle S or W

#

Date

Time

Title

Presenter’s Signature

S W S W S W S W S W S W S W S W S W S W __________________________________________________________________ Participant Signature Date Participants requiring verification of professional development hours should ensure that this form is completed​ ​and ​signed​ by the session/workshop presenter before exiting the session/workshop. To obtain your certificate of attendance following the conference: ● Please fill out the event evaluation as soon as possible. ● All attendees who registration and membership are paid will receive an e-mail with their PD certificate attached within three weeks of the event.

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Conference Planning Guide Friday, October 18, 2019 Time

Session # and Title

Location

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening Plenary Session and Keynote

Grand Pavilion

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break --Visit the Exhibits Sponsored by: Language Testing International

Grand Ballroom/Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy lunch on your own and network with colleagues from around the state.

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

TFLA Town Hall

Grand Pavilion

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Awards Reception

Grand Pavilion

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Time

Session # and Title

Location

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break --Visit the Exhibits

Grand Ballroom/Exhibit Hall

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Round Table

Grand Pavilion

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TFLA Business Meeting Luncheon

Grand Pavilion

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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CONFERENCE MAP

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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS Presenter

Affiliation

Sessions

AATF

AATF

S-76

Arnold, Patsy

The University of Texas at Arlington

S-24

Arredondo, Martha

Katy ISD

S-58

Barnes, Sally

Katy ISD

S-1, S-16, S-60, S-80

Bleess, Cristin

Wayside Publishing

S-37, S-56, S-74

Bracksieck, Carolyn

Lamar CISD

S-39

Caballos Bermudo, Maria Natalia

Northside ISD

S-44

Callihan-Dingle, Debbie

North East ISD

S-67

Carpenter, Shelly

Whitney ISD

S-34

Cruz, Lucia

Everman ISD

S-64

Dai Zovi, Lonnie

Albuquerque Public Schools; Vibrante Press S-5

Decastro-Hertz, Perla

St. John XXIII College Preparatory

S-46

Donaldson, Allison

Frisco ISD

S-20, S-73

Ebhert, Ashley

Round Rock ISD

S-41

Enriquez-Andrade, Araceli

Houston ISD

S-70, S-84

Esnault, Dominique

Dallas ISD

S-81

Flores, Migdalia

East Central ISD

S-54

Forero, Stacy

Lamar CISD

S-40, S-85

Frazier, Claire

Houston ISD

S-84

Fukuda, Makiko

The University of Texas at San Antonio

W-3, S-23

Gaines, Yoshiko

Baylor University

S-62

Galvan Rios, Gisela

Sherwood School District (Oregon)

W-1, S-59, S-87

Gomez-Kramer, Carolina

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

S-17, S-52

Guerrero, Danica

The University of North Texas

S-10

Hatanaka, Junko

The University of Texas at Austin

S-62

Hatfield, Elia

Lamar University

S-89

Hernandez, Amber

Mesquite ISD

S-9

Ibarra, Adriana

Katy ISD

S-58

Isbell, Katharine

Wylie ISD

S-42, S-75

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Presenter

Affiliation

Sessions

Karch, Hiroko

Austin ISD

S-62

Klaus, Jennifer

Cy-Fair ISD

S-18

Jimenez, Miguel

Everman, ISD

S-26, S-91

Johnson, Gissa

Burleson ISD

S-64

Kelland, Frank

Hallsville ISD/K12

S-92

Kemp, Judith

Leander ISD

S-79

Kennedy, Teresa

The University of Texas at Tyler

S-52

Koroneos, George

Clear Creek ISD

S-13

Kretlow, John

San Antonio ISD

S-12

Kulhanek-Rochin, Karen

Cy-Fair ISD

S-78

Lara, Cecilia

Katy ISD

S-18

Ledesma, Norma

Katy ISD

S-49

Lenord, Amy

Frisco ISD

S-66, S-82

Lindsey, Brittany

Fort Bend ISD

S-65

Llanos-Gremillion, Mily-Bett

Round Rock ISD

S-32, S-79

Lundgaard, Greta

World Languages Consultant

W-2, S-38, S-53

Manning, Daphryne

Allen ISD

S-27

Maros, Marie

Allen ISD

S-27

Martinez Valencia, Maria Asuncion

Houston ISD

S-70

Mason, Meriem

N/A

S-86

Mattis, Anna

Seidlitz Education

S-35

Mays, Lisa

Whitney ISD

S-34

McCormick-Lane, Shelly

Clear Creek ISD

S-3, S-68

Melissa Vargas

Fort Bend ISD

S-18

Mendoza, Ruddy

Mesquite ISD

S-9

Mier, Jazmin

Dallas ISD

S-33

Muffoletto, Salvatore

National Spanish Exams

S-57

O'Donald, Karla

Texas Christian University

S-31

Ordonez, Yahir

Alvin ISD

S-4

Ozaki, Naoko

Rice University

S-51

Parrack, Marlin

Round Rock ISD

S-63

Patel, Akash

Dallas ISD

S-43, S-83

Reginaldo, Salvatore

Northside ISD

S-30

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Presenter

Affiliation

Sessions

Sambaluk, Ashli

Argyle ISD

S-69

Saville, Mary

Lamar CISD

S-19

Schein, Marie

Texas Christian University

S-25

Sepúlveda-Suárez, Elga

Beaumont ISD

S-8

Shi, Holly

Baylor University

S-48

Shields, Gregory

Plano ISD

S-14

Sologuren, Jose

Dallas ISD

S-33

Sun, Huizhen

Allen ISD

S-50

Tabasco, Mirtha

Austin ISD

S-21

Takeuchi, Yayoi

The University of North Texas

S-22

Taylor, Karen

St. Luke's Aftercare

S-6

Thompson, Martina

Bridge Builder Academy

S-2, S-93

Vacatoledo, Fabiola

The Galloway School

S-11

VanDon, Emily

Lubbock ISD

S-28, S-90

Vargas, Melissa

Fort Bend ISD

S-65

Velez, Alondra

Foreign Language Experience, San Diego

S-47

Villarreal, Dulce

East Central ISD

S-54

Walters, Brandon

Frisco ISD

S-71

Waugh, Yuki

Texas A&M University

S-22

Whalon, Megan

San Antonio ISD

S-55, S88

White, Meredith

Gwinnett County Public Schools

S-45, S-78, S-94

Wienhold, Allison

Dunkerton Community School

S-29, S-61, S-77

Williams, Lawrence

The University of North Texas

S-7

Yamamura, Mihoko

Richardson ISD

S-22

Yu, Mimi

The University of Texas at San Antonio

W-3, S-23

Zarrow, Ed

Westwood High School, Westwood MA

S-15

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Using the Power of Music and Theater to Teach Spanish

Presenters:

Gisela Galvan Rios, Sherwood High School

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SING, DANCE AND MAKE CLASSES MORE ENJOYABLE THROUGH MUSIC AND THEATER. Learn numerous interactive activities involving music including TPR, role playing and skits. Apply ways to use songs in Spanish to strengthen students’ communication skills, reinforce specific structures and vocabulary, and enhance cultural awareness. Detailed handouts will be offered.

Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/ Junior High, High School, College/University

Target Language(s):

Spanish

Presented in:

Spanish and English

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

W-2

Planning for Proficiency with the TEKS for LOTE

Presenters:

Greta Lundgaard, World Languages Consultant

Abstract:

Understand the proficiency guidelines? The performance descriptors? Ready to see these research-based frameworks come together? Then you are ready for a deep dive into the TEKS for LOTE. A detailed understanding of our state standards and the goals grounding them impact classroom language learning goals, activities and assessments. Participants in this active workshop will examine the connections between the TEKS for LOTE, unit and lesson planning, performance tasks, and applications to the classroom.

Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School

Target Language(s):

All (not language specific)

Presented in:

English

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

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W-3

Let’s e-book! Design Your Own and Help Students Achieve Proficiency Through Digital Authoring!

Presenters:

Makiko Fukada, The University of Texas at San Antonio Mimi Yu, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Abstract:

At this hands-on workshop, participants will compare various eBook authoring tools and learn how to use Book Creator, an online-based book authoring tool, to create eBooks with text, images and sound/video files to teach world languages and cultures. Participants will also learn various genres of eBooks that can be created and how to assign eBooks as student projects to help extend students’ language skills and cultural understanding of the target language through brainstorming activities at the session.

Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Target Language(s):

Japanese, All (not language specific)

Presented in:

English

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

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The TFLA Executive Board invites all conference attendees to the

Opening Plenary Session and Keynote Friday, October 18, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM in the Grand Pavilion Please join us for the President’s welcome, special announcements, and introductions. A SPECIAL KEYNOTE: Dr. Ted Zarrow, Westwood High School, Westwood, MA Before earning his PhD in Classics and Ancient History from Yale, Dr. Edward “Ted” Zarrow received an M.St. in Greek & Roman History from Brasenose College, Oxford, and an M.A. in Classical Languages from Boston College. In 2007, he made the transition from teaching in college to the high school environment, and he is currently in his 13​th year teaching Latin (and sometimes Greek) at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. He is the past-President of the Classical Association of Massachusetts (CAM), the Coordinator of Educational Programs for the Classical Association of New England (CANE), Advocacy Coordinator for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA), and the Massachusetts representative to the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NCSSFL). He has won numerous teaching awards at both the high school and college levels for his unorthodox approaches to teaching language, history, & culture, and he is regarded as a national language advocate. He was the ACTFL 2016 National Language Teacher of the Year. Special Guests Include​: Meredith White Gwinnett County Public Schools

Allison Weinhold Dunkerton Community School

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“Level Ups & Power Ups� Understanding Proficiency Sublevels & Game Changers

Sally Barnes - TFLA TOY 2018, Mayde Creek High School, Katy ISD In this session, attendees will participate in a variety of collaborative and discussion-based activities in order to better understand ACTFL proficiency levels (Novice/Intermediate/Advanced) and sublevels (Low/Mid/High). Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the ACTFL proficiency scale and strategies they can implement (Power Ups) in order to support students as they "Level Up" through proficiency levels. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-2

Audience:

MiddleSchool/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

English

Infographics in the Language Classroom

Martina Thompson - Bridge Builder Academy Infographics are a concise way to both visually see and read short amounts of information. Used alone or paired with a short authentic article(s), they greatly increase comprehension and output! Learn more on how you can maximize their use in the language classroom and also have students create their own visual/infographic with key personal vocabulary and phrases for their own communication on the topic. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): French, German, Spanish Presented in:

S-3

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

Launching and In-Class Book Club

Shelly McCormick Lane - Clear Lake High School, Clear Creek ISD Having your students reading four or five different books, or short stories, simultaneously can seem like a daunting and disorganized way to run a class. However, by carefully mapping out tasks each week, students can focus on their own interests, be a part of a small group setting, and read a story they might not otherwise have had the chance to do. This session will review my first time effort in building a book club format, student responses to the experiment, and changes for the coming year. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

High School

Room:

Richmond Room 1

English

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Understanding the Scoring Guidelines to score the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam

Yahir Ordonez - Alvin High School, Alvin ISD; Maria Partida - Manvel High School, Alvin ISD This session focuses on to provide the Spanish teachers with a deep understanding of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam so they can better assess their student’s performance in the interpersonal-presentational speaking and writing tasks. Through discussing the scoring guidelines of the free-response section of the AP Exam, the participants will understand how AP raters score AP Spanish students’ work, focusing on their communicative ability to engage in interpersonal and presentational modes. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-5

Audience:

High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

Spanish

Comprehensible Input with Music and Visuals

Lonnie Dai Zovi - Eldorado High School, Albuquerque Public Schools; Vibrante Press Language acquisition works best when the teacher uses the target language and the engaged students understand what is said. But not all students do. Students learn better visually and with music, The presenter will show how she uses music and visuals to maximize learning through Musical Echoing. If time allows the participants will create their own short musical and visual stories for use in their classroom. Examples will be primarily in Spanish and English. Strand:

Teaching in the Target Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-6

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Richmond Room 2

English

You Can Create a Total Immersion Classroom

Karen Taylor - St. Luke’s After School Care, Houston Learn how to create an English-free, immersion classroom through the use of gestures and high frequency words. Student comprehension and oral output will soar once they are freed from memorizing and being passive listeners. Very quickly, your students will move to spontaneously communicating their own thoughts in the target language. Your classroom will become a fun, creative place for you and your students to explore the target language. Strand:

Teaching in the Target Language

Audience:

Target Language(s): Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish Room: Presented in:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School Westchase Ballroom 2

English

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Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Learning and Understanding Languages

Lawrence Williams - The University of North Texas Even though humans are constantly surrounded and bombarded by discourse in many different contexts, we need to analyze and reflect on discourse in order to be able to interpret it. This is especially true for learners of a second language. This presentation provides teachers (of any language) with concrete examples of how discourse can be analyzed and interpreted in different contexts (especially advertising) and how discourse analysis can improve their students' understanding of languages. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-8

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

English

I tech: Use of Technology for a Successful Learning Experience

Elga Sepúlveda-Suárez - Marshall Middle School, Beaumont ISD With the new TEKS for LOTE there are some aspects that we have to take into consideration, like the collaboration and the integration of active learning through real-life situations. In this presentation, the teachers will have the opportunity to learn more than fifteen technology tools that they can use and integrate in their classes. Also, they will learn how they can use them as a tool to encourage collaboration, integrate real-life situations and implement different learning styles in class. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Richmond Room 3

English

Shifting the Mindset of our Heritage Learners: Moving from Frustration to Growth

Amber Hernandez & Ruddy Mendoza - John Horn High School, Mesquite ISD Many times our Heritage learners become overwhelmed and frustrated by all the things that they are “supposed” to know about their language. Sometimes as teachers, we tend to focus on their weaknesses instead of motivating them to pursue their own self-growth. In this session, we will share how we have implemented a focus on growth through rubrics, portfolios and self-reflection based on proficiency so that students are able to see their own progress, while also taking ownership of their learning. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 3

English

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Exploring Québec in the French Language Classroom

Danica Guerrero, Marina Dikosso, Chloë Snyder - The University of North Texas Bilingual societies make excellent case studies for cultural and linguistic comparison. As a province with two major languages, French and English, Québec holds a strong interest for students of French. This presentation focuses on introducing several aspects of Québec in the modern French classroom in an interesting and interactive way. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to create a sample teaching unit to incorporate some of these suggestions into their classrooms in the future. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French Presented in:

S-11

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

French

21st century Job Skills in the World Language Classroom

Fabiola Vacatoledo - The Galloway School Language instruction must be useful and practical for our students. Our students will be working in jobs that have not been invented yet. It is our challenge as educators to give them the best tools available to succeed in work and life. In this session, we will explore 21st century skills in the World Language classroom. Participants will apply ideas presented and develop lessons and activities for their individual classes. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-12

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom H

English

Strategies for a Proficiency Based Classroom

John Kretlow - CAST Tech High School, San Antonio ISD This presentation will focus on non-targeted strategies that can be easily adapted into a thematically designed curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on utilization of the target language in 90 percent of instruction. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

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Reading Meeting: Opening the Literacy Door Through Proficiency-based Conferencing

George Koroneos - Clear Horizons Early College High School, Clear Creek ISD What do we all want from our students? We want them to be able to use the language in real life scenarios, right? We all want genuine interactions and meeting our students where they actually need us. My goal is to share with you how the power of reading and conferencing can not only boost their proficiency but also allow you to have authentic conversations through proficiency-based interviews. My session will walk you through how to implement "Reading Meeting", track data and conference with your students. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-14

Audience:

High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

English

Preparing for the AP Presentational Speaking Task Starting in Level 1

Gregory Shields - Plano Senior High School, Plano ISD Participants will engage in strategies to build learner proficiency in the different skill areas that will eventually be necessary for success on the AP exam. Discover how to help learners develop their abilities in making comparisons, giving a formal presentation, and discussing culture. Strategies appropriate at every level will be demonstrated. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French, German, Spanish Presented in:

S-15

Audience:

High School

Room:

Diplomat

English

PACE Yourself: Strategies for Motivating Students Through Successful Storytelling

Ed Zarrow Want to spice up material in a text? Curious about ways to personalize stories and capitalize on student interest? In this session, we will explore strategies for successful storytelling, how to shelter vocabulary rather than grammar, how to promote spontaneous conversations among students, and to sustain student motivation. Strand:

Audience:

All

Target Language(s): All

Room:

Grand Ballroom A/B

Presented in:

English

**Please note the following session is rescheduled to Session 1 Westchase Ballroom 2. See page 31 for the description. S-22

Authentic Learning through Online Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Yuki Waugh - Texas A&M University; Yayoi Takeuchi - The University of North Texas; Mihoko Yamamura - Richardson High School, Richardson ISD

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Capturing Authenticity: Purposeful Activities for Every Level

Sally Barnes - TFLA TOY 2018, Mayde Creek High School, Katy ISD In this session, attendees will experience a variety of activities that promote interpretive reading/listening, speaking, and writing with authentic, engaging, differentiated, and collaborative methods. Participants will walk away with an array of strategies to incorporate into their classrooms right away, as well as resource banks with materials and lessons. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-17

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

English

CI Strategies for Elementary Spanish

Caroline Gomez-Kramer - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin, TX In this session, you will explore some pieces of the CI (Comprehensible Input ) puzzle that I have been able to successfully use with my elementary students. In order to reach this goal, you will get to peek inside a CI Spanish classroom to see samples of MovieTalks, Story Listening, Brain Breaks and different classroom activities, techniques, and routines in action. At the end of the session, you will have a bag full of ideas ready to use with your students on Monday! Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-18

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

Spanish

HATFL Annual Meeting

Cecilia Lara - HATFL President, Katy, ISD; Jennifer Klaus - HATFL Past President, Cy Fair ISD; Melissa Vargas - HATFL 1st Vice President, Fort Bend ISD This will be the 2019 Annual Houston Area Teacher of Foreign Languages meeting. Come learn about our organization and how we serve Houston area LOTE teachers and students. Also, join us as we get to know each other better using activities you can use in the classroom to support speaking in the target language. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): French, German, Spanish, ASL, Latin Presented in:

English

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room: Richmond Room 1

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Individualized Learning Paths for Language Learners in the 21st Century

Mary Saville - Fulshear High School, Lamar CISD Students and educators have more resources at their disposal than ever before. Learn how to use the resources that already exist in our classrooms to create individualized learning paths for our students that serve as a platform for the five "C" goal areas. Learning paths allow students to work at their proficiency level and explore their unique interests using authentic resources. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-20

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

English

The Grade is Not the End

Allison Donaldson - Independence High School, Frisco ISD Ideal for student self-reflection and goal setting! Come and learn about an effective strategy that students use to track performance while evaluating personal goals in order to continue growing in language proficiency. Students can see visual evidence of their growth and plan for improvement in any area! This workshop aligns beautifully with Standards-Based Grading. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-21

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

Pero... ÂżSi ya sabemos espaĂąol?

Mirtha Tabasco - Navarro Early College High School, Austin ISD Membership: We know the challenge of keeping them interested in a class where they "already know all the material". This session will provide models on how to captivate students to help them continue to learn and connect with their native language. The presenter will share lessons and ideas on how to keep the Spanish Heritage Speakers excited about learning and engaged with authentic material and real world experiences. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

Spanish

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Authentic Learning through Online Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Yuki Waugh - Texas A&M University; Yayoi Takeuchi - The University of North Texas; Mihoko Yamamura - Richardson High School, Richardson ISD Engaging in practical, authentic interactions with native speakers is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the language-learning experience. In this session, 3 high school and university Japanese teachers will share how they provide such experiences to their students through online exchange and study abroad programs, with a special focus on using the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a means to connect students of Japanese with both native speakers and other learners from around the world. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Japanese Presented in:

S-23

Audience:

High School, College/University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

Japanese

ROUND 1-- MOVED TO ROUND 1

Got e-Books? Author Your Own eBooks with Authentic Materials to Teach World Languages & Cultures Presenter

Mimi Yu & Makiko Fukada - The University of Texas at San Antonio eBooks are mobile and with their multimedia elements they can enhance language learning and cultural understanding of the target language. This session demonstrates how language teachers can create their own eBooks as instructional materials and how to assign eBooks as student projects to maximize their language acquisition outcome. This session also shows how to promote collaborative learning and how to include students of various learning styles through project-based eBook assignments. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Japanese, All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-24

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom H

English

I CAN Use Authentic Spanish Music to Teach Grammar!

Patsy Arnold - The University of Texas at Arlington Authentic Spanish music evokes emotional response to the language and allows us a window into the culture of Spanish speakers. Music also provides teachers a practical means of using the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational skills of students to present grammatical concepts without extensive lecturing. Participants will leave with practical materials on the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels for immediate use in the classroom. All examples will be in Spanish. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

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STEMM In the French Culture and Civilization Course

Marie Schein - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth ISD The presenter will show the integration of STEMM-based topics in the Intermediate-High college-level French Culture and Civilization course through authentic texts, films, popular songs, and the media. Participants will examine integrative learning modules that elicit L2 conversations about STEMM topics within the culture while developing the four skills. Then, participants will consider authentic resources they would use in their own classes to develop one integrative and interdisciplinary module. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French Presented in:

S-26

Audience:

High School, College/University

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

French

Scaffolding TL Instruction with Interactive Notebooks

Miguel Jimenez - Joe C. Bean High School, Everman ISD Aiming for students to challenge themselves in writing, speaking and listening across the curriculum can be frustrating. Review how to use a portfolio of work and notes through a composition notebook and rethink basic daily tasks to build your own comprehensible input lessons. Make Spanish immersion consistent and fun. Leave with ideas for the whole year, implement at your time, and be ready to teach out of your comfort zone. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

S-27

Middle School / Junior High, High School Richmond Room 2

Spanish/English

"Fun"tastic "In"gaging & "Class" Friendly Tools

Daphryne Manning & Marie Maros - Lowery Freshman Center, Allen ISD Yes! We misspelled the words fantastic and engaging! How do you engage students in your classroom? In this session, we will explore ways for captivating your students attention to increase their knowledge and learning. It's fun and engaging learning! We will exhibit games, activities, and various strategies to use in any language class, to be used with or without technology. Resources such as Breakout Edu and FlipGrid will be demonstrated during this session. Please bring your own device. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Richmond Room 3

English

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Going *Mostly* Gradeless: Proficiency-Based Assessments and Feedback

Emily VanDon - Lubbock High School, Lubbock ISD Unfortunately, going completely gradeless is not possible. Instead, let’s change our system of assessment to change the relationship between students, teachers, assessments and feedback. You will learn how to restructure your assessment styles and grading to align more with standards-based grading and to change communication on grading so that students are completely aware of performance expectations Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): French, All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-29

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

English

Keep It Novel!

Allison Wienhold - Dunkerton High School, Dunkerton Community School This session will focus on using acquisition based novels as a part of your curriculum. The presenter will break down the basics of planning for and teaching diverse units centered around a novel in the target language. Ideas presented will include a multitude of reading activities to mix up your instruction, as well as a variety of ways to utilize a novel. See how using novels as the heart of your curriculum can dramatically increase your students’ language proficiency. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

Middle School / Junior High, High School Grand Ballroom A/B

English

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Teaching Literature from Level 1 to 5

Salvatore Reginaldo - Tom S. Clark High School, Northside ISD Student success on the AP Literature Exam is a process that begins in Level 1. In this session we will discuss strategies for engaging even novice to advanced language learners in meaningful discussions on literature. This session will include strategies for scaffolding student success with literature. Attendees will participate in learning activities that involve brainstorming, and questioning that elicits responses in all learning modalities.\ Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): French, German, Spanish Presented in:

S-31

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Diplomat

English

Let's Talk: Improving Students' Oral Proficiency Repertoire

Karla O’Donald - Texas Christian University This session will focus on the creation and improvement of oral tasks that can be implemented and utilized in the classroom with ease. The presenter will provide concrete examples of oral tasks that can be used to measure students’ proficiency and performance that match ACTFL’s standards and the current TEKS. Also, example rubrics will be shared and modeled that can be utilized making grading an easier task for teachers. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

S-32

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University Westchase Ballroom 1

English

Movement, Modes & Proficiency

Jennifer Melgar & Mily-Bett LLanos-Gremillion - Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD In this session, participants will work with a variety of active instructional strategies to move students through the proficiency levels with the different modes of communication. Activities, examples and resources are adaptable to any modern language and are perfect for the desk-free classroom. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

English

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Why do I have to learn this? Giving Students a Reason for Your Lesson

Jazmin Mier - Dallas, ISD & Jose Sologuren, TFLA Vice President, Skyline High School, Dallas ISD When students say, “Why do we have to learn this?” how do you reply? “Because I said so” and “It is for a grade” do not work for most students. So, how can you answer? Scenarios! Engage students by connecting their language performance to real world situations where they will use language in real life. In this session, teachers will learn about the importance of incorporating scenarios in every lesson plan as well as strategies on how to write scenarios for all students at all levels. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-34

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

English

See it, Sing it, Say it...Make it stick!

Lisa Mays & Shelly Carpenter - Whitney High School, Whitney ISD Students need to see, hear and repeat words in the target language numerous times to really absorb them. This session will help you to make boring textbook dialogs and exercises into meaningful chants and songs to “make it stick!”. Participants will practice making and using chants and songs in a variety of ways and learn follow-up activities to help make the transition from memorized vocabulary into actual conversation in the target language. Examples in English, Spanish and German. Strand:

Teaching in the Target Language

Target Language(s): German, Spanish, English Presented in:

S-35

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 3

English

7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom

Anna Matis - Seidlitz Education The 7 Steps, research-based strategies that increase comprehensible input while providing low-stress opportunities for output, can transform the classroom into a communicative environment that engages students in the target language with easy-to-implement structures from day one! Come experience simulations along with practical tools for your toolbelt that provide students with access points to any target language in a K-12 classroom setting. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

All

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

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And You Thought You Needed a Textbook!

Brian McDonough - Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD In this session presenter will convince participants that the textbook can and should only be used as a supplemental source through the effective use of teacher produced Can-Do Statements and good collaboration with colleagues of the same level. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-37

Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

English

Providing Timely Feedback that Matters

Cristin Bleess - Wayside Publishing There’s another way to check comprehension besides asking questions. Authentic resources are highly motivating; they expose learners to everyday use of the target language, make intercultural connections, and bring authenticity into the classroom. But that motivation needs to be maintained through tasks that promote relevance, challenge, and fun! Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-38

Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

Lost in Translation: Unpacking Interpretive Mode

Greta Lundgaard - World Languages Consultant They read it, but how do we know they understood? They listened, but now what? Our standards ask that students “demonstrate understanding” of text, print, and audio resources, and the push is on to integrate authentic resources. How do we ensure that interpretive activities and tasks connect to language production and performance tasks? Participants will explore how to develop interpretive activities that engage students, build confidence, and support language output. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

English

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Go Places! Teaching Language & Culture Through Immersion Trips

Carolyn Bracksiek - George Ranch High School, Lamar CISD Student immersion trips can be an amazing experience. They build confidence and empower students to improve their language and culture proficiency while preparing them to be global citizens. But often times the task of organizing and preparing for such a trip can seem daunting. This session will focus on two primary aspects: •The benefits and value of immersion trips for teachers and students •Efficient organizational strategies that ensures every aspect from launching the trip to student safety. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-40

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Richmond Room 1

English

Building Literacy in the Spanish for Spanish Speakers Classroom

Stacy Forero - B.F. Terry High School, Lamar CISD Do you struggle with getting your students reading and writing? Do you need a quick and easy method to implement independent reading and writing on a weekly basis? By offering choice in reading and written response, I have transformed my Spanish for Spanish Speakers classroom into a safe place that fosters true collaboration and a love for reading. By tapping into students’ interests, I have been able to invoke exciting discussions connecting culture, real-life, and relevant issues in the world today. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-41

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Richmond Room 2

English and Spanish

Be the Curator of your Domain: Researching, Collecting, and Adapting Authentic Resources

Ashley Eberhart - Round Rock High School, Round Rock ISD Authentic resources are everywhere, but not all of them are useful in our classrooms. We’ll discuss effective strategies for locating authentic resources that engage language learners and help grow their proficiency, as well as ways in which they can be adapted for students of all levels. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School

Room:

Richmond Room 3

English

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From Start to Finish: The Anatomy of a Proficiency-based Unit

Katharine Isbell - Wylie East High School, Wylie ISD Presenters will provide a systematic framework for developing a thematic unit that builds from the TEKS and a final assessment. Authentic resources that anchor the unit, comprehensible input strategies, language output activities, and techniques to provide pre-assessment feedback will be shared through engaging and interactive modeling. Technology that enhances the unit will be demonstrated. Participants of all backgrounds will leave feeling confident that they can create their own proficiency-based units. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

S-43

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

English

Empower Students via Global Connections

Akash Patel - Thomas J. Rusk Middle School, Dallas ISD Technology makes it easier than ever to connect students to the world. But how can we better harness these connections to empower learners to think beyond their classroom walls? Global Teacher Prize Finalist Akash Patel will share resources from the Happy World Foundation for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage and empower students as valued global citizens. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

S-44

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

English

Increase Student to Student TL Communication with Digital Tools

Maria Natalia Caballos Bermudo - Tom Clark High School, Northside ISD In this presentation we will share different tools to keep students engaged during a lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in their own learning by exploring different tools and by receiving information on how to integrate these tools into an engaging lesson. This session highlights approaches needed to help students create a final product. Nearpod will be the platform used to guide participants. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom H

English

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One Small Step for Can, One Giant Leap for Can-Do

Meredith White - Peachtree Ridge High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools Participants will dive quickly into the ACTFL Six Core Practices with practical, high-leverage habits fueled by can-do statements & proficiency-based language teaching. These include but are not limited to everyday interpersonal routines, lesson planning, varied comprehensible input, 90/10 in the TL, and feedback, all in the context of large, diverse classrooms. Examples, ideas, and materials will be shared throughout and available after. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom A/B

English

Come join us for our first TFLA town hall. This innovative will have a panel that features two Texas Foreign Language Teachers of the Year and our special guests. Microphones will be available in the  room to ask questions. ​Grand Pavilion

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2019 TFLA Awards Reception Grand Pavilion 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come join us for hor d'oeuvres and refreshments in celebration of the 2019 TFLA Award Recipients. T. Earle Hamilton Student Scholarship Winners Sophia Arias - Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Arabic, French, Spanish) Abigail Brown - George Ranch High School, Lamar CISD (Spanish) Aidan Dougherty - Midway High School, Midway ISD (Spanish) Sarah Rutherford - Plano West Senior High School, Plano ISD (French) Sarah Syamken - Smithson Valley High School, Comal ISD (Chinese, Spanish) Rosemary Patterson Scholarship for World Language Teachers Teresa Duffus - Southwest High School, Southwest ISD (Spanish) Sandra G. Hernandez- Cypress Fairbanks ISD (Spanish) TFLA Excellence in Teaching Awards Shelli Brown - Plano ISD Academy High School, Plano ISD (Spanish) Makiko Fukuda - University of Texas at San Antonio (Japanese) Alison Hayter - Frankford Middle School, Plano ISD (French, Spanish) Cesar Mateos - International Leadership of TX, Garland High School (Spanish) Akash Patel - Thomas J. Rusk Middle School, Dallas, ISD (Spanish) TFLA Administrator of the Year Cecilia Lara - LOTE Coordinator, Katy ISD

Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you Imagine Learning for helping sponsor our reception For more information about awards and scholarships please visit: https://www.tfla.info/tfla-scholarships.html


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Can DO-able: Building Success in Upper Level & AP Spanish

Perla Decastro-Herz - St. John XXIII College Preparatory This session is designed around sharing Spanish activities and strategies that prepare students for the AP exam and other upper level courses. Attendees will discuss ways to build vocabulary, develop communication, build literacy skills, use authentic resources, incorporate technology, and deepen cultural understanding. Attendees will observe activities, materials, strategies and different types of authentic resources and will then discuss how they might use these with their classes. Strand:

Real World Resources

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

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High School Richmond Room 1

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5 Simple Steps to Organizing a School Exchange

Alondra Velez - Forum Language Experience, San Diego A school exchange program is one of the rewarding opportunities for students and teachers, yet the process of finding a partner school and coordinating a group exchange can seem intimidating. Learn how to create a successful exchange program that empowers students to develop their language and cultural proficiency while transforming your school into a truly global campus. Participants will receive a step-by-step guide and walk away feeling confident and inspired to create their own exchange program! Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French, Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Diplomat

English

Act It Out: Enhancing Earning in the Language Classroom Through Performance

Holly Shi - Baylor University In language classrooms, students are learning two kinds of knowledge: declarative — the grammar and vocabulary, and procedural — how to perform with the language. It is proposed that language instruction should focus on the latter. In light of this pedagogy, this session examines how to teach and practice the procedural knowledge through acting out the content in question. Different methods will be discussed and demonstrated, while participants experience the excitement of performing in the target language. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 1

English

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Al estilo AP: Método para que los estudiantes logren una buena calificación en Comprensión Lectora

Norma Ledesma - Mayde Creek High School, Katy ISD Uno de los problemas que enfrentan los estudiantes que se preparan para hacer el examen AP es la comprensión lectora y Auditiva. Este método pretende incrementar la comprensión del vocabulario así como el conocimiento de la cultura hispana utilizando los estilos de aprendizaje auditivo y visual. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

Spanish

Chinese Vocabulary Learning & Student Language Proficiency Improvement Strategies

Huizhen Sun, Allen High School, Allen ISD This presentation focuses on Chinese vocabulary and sentence structure teaching techniques.Two effective vocabulary teaching methods will be introduced for daily practice: Chinese character pattern, pronunciation & meaning analysis (CPPMA “形音义剖析”) and associative memory (AM“联想记忆”). For sentences, teachers should find out the most basic language patterns and focus on cultivating students’ language application ability. The purpose is to allow students to learn by analogy and flexibly use the language. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Chinese Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 3

English and/or Chinese

Japanese Teachers Association of Texas Annual Meeting & Round Table Discussion

Naoko Ozaki - Rice University This annual gathering of the Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (JTAT) provides the members with a space and opportunity to engage in a meaningful discussion with each other. This session is tri-fold: (1) annual meeting of (2) revisiting the topic of the previous year’s topic of articulation, and (3) multi-directional discussion among JTAT members. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): Japanese Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

Japanese

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NNELL: Facilitating K-8 Target Language Comprehensibility

Teresa Kennedy - The University of Texas at Tyler; Caroline Gomez-Kramer - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin, TX The National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) fosters a network empowering K-8 language teachers to advocate for and support early language teaching and learning. NNELL provides resources for educators, parents, and policymakers advocating for K-8 programs of excellence in second language education. This session will present strategies and activities aimed at providing input that is compelling, engaging, and comprehensible, with the goal of facilitating target language use during class. Strand:

Teaching in the Target Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High

Room:

Richmond Room 2

English

What's My Next Line? Moving Our Learners to Independence

Greta Lundgaard - World Languages Consultant Are you a helicopter teacher? Do you help learners too much? Yes, students should learn from mistakes, but what about the flip side? An overarching goal of language teaching is to move our learners from merely performing tasks to developing independent production. Are your routines & strategies unintentionally keeping students from progressing to independent practice? This interactive session will address these questions and more as we focus on ideas that move learners from dependence to independence. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

Improving Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers

Dulce Villarreal & Migdalia Flores - East Central ISD Having a hard time finding resources for your heritage and/or native speakers? This presentation focuses on introducing you to resources that are suitable and beneficial to both, heritage and native speakers, not only by improving their speaking skills, but their listening, reading, and writing skills. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Richmond Room 3

Spanish

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Using Your Teacher Voice: Tips for Teacher Advocacy

Megan Whalon - CAST Tech, San Antonio ISD This session will give you the tools to be able to advocate for World Languages and other important education issues. Participants will leave with the confidence and knowledge to use their teacher voice to advocate for our profession. Now is the time! Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

English

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Accessing Authentic Resources: 18 Strategies that Go Beyond Questioning

Cristin Bleess - Wayside Publishing There’s another way to check comprehension besides asking questions. Authentic resources are highly motivating; they expose learners to everyday use of the target language, make intercultural connections, and bring authenticity into the classroom. But that motivation needs to be maintained through tasks that promote relevance, challenge, and fun! Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom H

English

National Spanish Assessments and Examinations

Salvatore Muffoletto - National Spanish Examinations This session will introduce innovative ways to use the National Spanish Examinations (NSE) and the National Spanish Assessments (NSA) as well as how to use disaggregated data to inform instruction in building proficiency. Come and find out how your students can earn awards, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities through this program. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

English

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Ticket in, Ticket out: Are We Ready to Move On?

Martha Arredondo - Paetow High School, Katy ISD; Adriana Ibarra - Martin Ranch Junior High, Katy ISD Participants will be see tickets in/tickets outs ideas applied as an assessment and feedback tool to push proficiency in the learner. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

Interactive Karaoke Songs with Themes, Games and Projects for Effective Language Teaching

Gisela Galvan Rios - Sherwood High School, Sherwood School District Incorporate fun activities in your Spanish classes. This presentation will provide teachers with ideas for fun and engaging activities using INTERACTIVE GAMES to make the process of language acquisition more effective and enjoyable. Apply projects and KARAOKE Songs with themes to motivate your students to learn grammar, vocabulary and cultural awareness. Participants will learn a number of projects and games for immediate use in the classroom. Detailed handouts will be offered and the new CD. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

Spanish and English

Capturing Authenticity: Purposeful Activities for Every Level

Sally Barnes - TFLA TOY 2018, Mayde Creek High School, Katy ISD In this session, attendees will experience a variety of activities that promote interpretive reading/listening, speaking, and writing with authentic, engaging, differentiated, and collaborative methods. Participants will walk away with an array of strategies to incorporate into their classrooms right away, as well as resource banks with materials and lessons. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

English

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Keep It Novel!

Allison Wienhold - Dunkerton High School, Dunkerton Community School This session will focus on using acquisition based novels as a part of your curriculum. The presenter will break down the basics of planning for and teaching diverse units centered around a novel in the target language. Ideas presented will include a multitude of reading activities to mix up your instruction, as well as a variety of ways to utilize a novel. See how using novels as the heart of your curriculum can dramatically increase your students’ language proficiency. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

Middle School / Junior High, High School Grand Ballroom A/B

English

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JTAT Panel: Designing Student-Centered Activities & Strategies for Japanese Classrooms and Beyond

Yoshiko Gaines - Baylor University; Junko Hatanaka - The University of Texas at Austin; Hiroko Karch LASA High School, Austin ISD Practical language-learning is about engaging, student-centered activities. Come add to your toolkit as 3 high school and university teachers share strategies used to help students progress their proficiency. Demos include TPRS/Active Listening with a Japanese cultural twist, ideas for scaffolding interpersonal speaking activities to prepare for talking with native speakers, and new takes on familiar games that move beyond “fun” to improve communication and create a more inclusive classroom environment. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Japanese Presented in:

RT-1

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

Japanese

Round Table Discussions

Join us for this unconference style session. Topics can be found at the tables. Select three mini sessions you’d like to attend or get info. Room: Grand Pavillion

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Peaks and Valleys: Reimagining the Learning Episode

Marlin Parrack - Walsh Middle School, Round Rock ISD Still spending the first part of class doing a 5 minute warm-up and ‘housekeeping’ tasks? If so, you’re wasting valuable prime time, according to the latest research on the adolescent brain. Building on the work of David Sousa (2016), we propose a reconstruction of the 45-50 minute learning period to account for a Prime 1+Trough+Prime 2 progression in student engagement potential, with consecutive episodes necessary in a 90 minute block. Want proficiency to soar? Come discover when the CAN is best DO-ABLE! Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

English

The Power of Images

Lucia Cruz - Baxter Junior High School, Everman ISD; Gissa Johnson - Centennial High School, Burleson ISD Acquiring a second language should be fun and exciting. This session will provide you with four practical activities to apply in your classroom; to fully engage students and keep them excited about learning in the target language using images. Each strategy integrates the three modes of communication promoting student collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Through this meaningful experiences you will be able to connect every activity with the TEKS for LOTE and adapt them to your classroom needs. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

Yes I can! Using High-Impact Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Ownership of Learning

Brittany Lindsey - First Colony Middle School, Fort Bend ISD; Melissa Vargas - Fort Bend ISD Participants will experience co-creating can-do statements with students as well as how to create and use Microsoft forms to help students reflect, track progress, and set personal goals for learning. Participants will also learn strategies for implementing standards-based rubrics, learning progressions and checklists in a way that empowers students to accurately evaluate their performance and that of their peers, and to provide effective actionable feedback. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

English

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From Participant to Presenter: How YOU Can Help Shape the Face of WL Teaching in Texas

Amy Lenord - TFLA Director of Professional Development, Reedy High School, Frisco ISD The greatest professional learning demand in World Language education right now is all about how to become practitioners of performance based, proficiency focused language instruction. WL educators across the state are hungry to know more about HOW to make proficiency possible. TFLA believes that the best professional learning happens when language educators take risks to open up their classrooms to share their own learning and experiences with teachers just like them. This session will focus on sharing the benefits and opportunities presenting professionally offers educators, it will help participants identify what they have to share and will demonstrate best practices for writing and submitting conference proposals that will be sure to be taken seriously! Strand:

Professional Learning & Leadership Audience:

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Room:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University Westchase Ballroom 1

English

A Balancing Act: Leveraging Input and Output to Maximize Student Success

Debbie Callihan-Dingle - North East ISD We’ve all heard the expression “input precedes output.” How can we use this to guide our planning and help out students to be more successful? Participants will examine the role of appropriate input, how output changes through the course of a unit, and how both impact planning. During the session, participants will experience variations of the same activity to demonstrate how input and output evolve during the course of a unit. Digital examples will be provided. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

English

Launching an In-Class Book Club

Shelly McCormick Lane - Clear Lake High School, Clear Creek ISD Having your students reading four or five different books, or short stories, simultaneously can seem like a daunting and disorganized way to run a class. However, by carefully mapping out tasks each week, students can focus on their own interests, be a part of a small group setting, and read a story they might not otherwise have had the chance to do. This session will review my first time effort in building a book club format, student responses to the experiment, and changes for the coming year. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

High School

Room:

Richmond Room 1

English

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How to Build a Thematic Unit - SIMPLY!

Ashli Sambaluk - Argyle High School, Argyle ISD This session will walk you step-by-step through a fool-proof process to building a communicative thematic unit (including finding and using authentic resources!). You will have the opportunity to walk through a unit design and leave with an outline, an activity and strategies to get kids talking in the TL. Attendees are encouraged to bring an idea for a Thematic Unit they would like to see in a certain level. It would also be helpful to have a goal(s)/outcome in mind. All examples will be in French. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French, All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

Teaching Spanish Language and Culture through Cooking in the FLES Classroom

Araceli Enriquez-Andrade & Maria Asuncion Martinez Valencia - Kolter Elementary School, Houston ISD If you dare to cook with your Spanish students, this is the place to start. We will present strategies for cooking with Elementary Spanish students. These structured experiences allow students to learn language in an authentic context, reinforcing vocabulary and grammatical forms. Students explore healthy eating habits of other countries and increase their cultural awareness of different Spanish speaking countries. Cooking also offers the opportunity to make math, science and literacy connections. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary

Room:

Diplomat

English

The Thrill of Interpretive Rubrics

Brandon Walters - Centennial High School, Frisco ISD Looking for a new and exciting way to assess your students’ comprehension of the interpretive mode? Are you feeling that multiple choice comprehension questions don’t always give students enough credit? Then come learn about how to bring assessing in the interpretive mode into the 21st century. We will do several activities in English in order to demonstrate the pros and cons of various ways to assess interpretive tasks. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

English

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room: Richmond Room 2

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Leveraging Technology for Authentic Student and Community Engagement

Karen Kulhanek-Rochin - Spillane Middle School, Cy-Fair ISD Flipgrid, Gridpals, Greenscreen, Twitter and photo/video: This session will provide multiple ideas on how to authentically incorporate student and family Flipgrid usage into each unit of study, encourage family/community participation, and promote your World Language program through video montage community "marketing". You will also learn how to set up video Gridpals with students in other countries. Additionally, ideas will be shared for how to stay in the Target Language through instructional games.\ Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

English

The Grade is Not the End

Allison Donaldson - Independence High School, Frisco ISD Ideal for student self-reflection and goal setting! Come and learn about an effective strategy that students use to track performance while evaluating personal goals in order to continue growing in language proficiency. Students can see visual evidence of their growth and plan for improvement in any area! This workshop aligns beautifully with Standards-Based Grading. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

English

Providing Timely Feedback that Matters

Cristin Bleess - Wayside Publishing Providing timely and effective feedback is important for moving students on the proficiency continuum--but knowing when and how to provide actionable feedback isn’t always obvious. This session will examine different types of feedback for interpersonal speaking and empower participants with concrete strategies for starting to put it to use on Monday. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 3

English

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From Start to Finish: The Anatomy of a Proficiency-based Unit

Katharine Isbell - Wylie East High School, Wylie ISD Presenters will provide a systematic framework for developing a thematic unit that builds from the TEKS and a final assessment. Authentic resources that anchor the unit, comprehensible input strategies, language output activities, and techniques to provide pre-assessment feedback will be shared through engaging and interactive modeling. Technology that enhances the unit will be demonstrated. Participants of all backgrounds will leave feeling confident that they can create their own proficiency-based units. Strand:

Planning Standards Based Instruction

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom H

English

AATF Houston

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Audience:

Target Language(s):

Room:

Richmond Room 3

Presented in:

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I Like to Move It, Move It

Allison Wienhold - Dunkerton High School, Dunkerton Community School Are your students restless and bored of sitting all day? Do you need ideas of how to mix up your classes? Get ready to utilize the power of language, people and movement in your language class to maximize engagement while increasing  language proficiency. Leave this session with applicable activities you can use in your class on Monday.  This 

Strand: Target Language(s):

Audience: Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

Presented in:

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Misaligned and Misunderstood: Crucial Department Conversations

Meredith White - Peachtree Ridge High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools Why do some people not share? How do conversations get so emotional? Where does department planning go wrong? Come reflect, process, and plan next steps to build rapport and heal relationships in your World Language department.

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Audience:

Target Language(s):

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Grand Ballroom A/B

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Sociedad Honoraria Hispรกnica: Sharing of Ideas for Starting and Maintaining Active Chapter

Mily-Bett Llanos-Gremillion - Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD; Judith Kemp - Leander High School, Leander ISD Whether you are a seasoned SHH sponsor or just thinking about starting a chapter of the honor society for high school students of Spanish, you will want to attend this session. The state of Texas director will present award-winning ideas, and sponsors will be invited to share ideas of activities and methods for running successful chapters. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Briarpark Room 1

Spanish and English

"Level Ups & Power Ups" - Understanding Proficiency Sublevels & Game Changers

Sally Barnes - TFLA TOY 2018, Mayde Creek High School, Katy ISD In this session, attendees will participate in a variety of collaborative and discussion-based activities in order to better understand ACTFL proficiency levels (Novice/Intermediate/Advanced) and sublevels (Low/Mid/High). Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the ACTFL proficiency scale and strategies they can implement (Power Ups) in order to support students as they "Level Up" through proficiency levels. Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): All Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Briarpark Room 2

English

Improve Understanding and Speaking withTechnology

Dominique Esnault - Harry Stone Montessori Academy, Dallas ISD Getting students to understand and use the target language can sometimes be challenging. Using technology can help most of them overcome their concerns and motivate them to first improve their oral comprehension and then use the language themselves. The students use authentic materials that shows and teaches about culture at the same time. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): French, All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Briarpark Room 3

English

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Making Language Doable

Amy Lenord

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Richmond Room 1

Presented in:

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Empower Students via Global Connections

Akash Patel - Thomas J. Rusk Middle School, Dallas ISD Technology makes it easier than ever to connect students to the world. But how can we better harness these connections to empower learners to think beyond their classroom walls? Global Teacher Prize Finalist Akash Patel will share resources from the Happy World Foundation for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage and empower students as valued global citizens. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 1

English

Strategies for Teaching Foreign Languages in the Life Skills Classroom

Araceli Enriquez-Andrade & Claire Frazier - Kolter Elementary School, Houston ISD The presenters will discuss the implementation of strategies for effective foreign language instruction (French and Spanish) in the Life Skills classroom at the elementary level. 1) Intensive use of the target language. 2) Use of cues to support classroom management. 3) Use of multiple modes of instruction: tactile, auditory, visual, and “taste� 4) Use of methods derived from Total Physical Response and Total Physical Response Storytelling 5) Cyclical repetition of concepts in different contexts. Strand:

Teaching in the Target Language

Target Language(s): French, Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 2

English

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Building Literacy in the Spanish for Spanish Speakers Classroom

Stacy Forero -B.F. Terry High School, Lamar CISD Do you struggle with getting your students reading and writing? Do you need a quick and easy method to implement independent reading and writing on a weekly basis? By offering choice in reading and written response, I have transformed my Spanish for Spanish Speakers classroom into a safe place that fosters true collaboration and a love for reading. By tapping into students’ interests, I have been able to invoke exciting discussions connecting culture, real-life, and relevant issues in the world today. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 3

English and Spanish

The Texas French Experience: Engage, Inspire, and Motivate your French Students!

Meriem Mason Student participation in The Texas French Symposium (TFS), an annual academic competition for high school students since 1964, promotes language learning within and outside of the traditional classroom. The enthusiasm of students who become involved is contagious. More students sign up for French and even more decide to continue their studies. This session will explain the TFS competition categories that develop student use of the target language and cultural competencies by using authentic materials with specific learning tasks. There are over 25 areas of competition, from written exams to memorized and extemporaneous presentations. In addition, art and music events allow participants to focus on the development of cultural competency. Session attendees will also learn about TFS's history and the awards students can earn. Teachers will learn how Symposium is organized so they can bring students to this contest, which will enhance their current French program. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): French Presented in:

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Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Richmond Room 2

English

Interactive Karaoke Songs with Themes, Games and Projects for Effective Language Teaching

Gisela Galvan Rios - Sherwood High School, Sherwood School District Incorporate fun activities in your Spanish classes. This presentation will provide teachers with ideas for fun and engaging activities using INTERACTIVE GAMES to make the process of language acquisition more effective and enjoyable. Apply projects and KARAOKE Songs with themes to motivate your students to learn grammar, vocabulary and cultural awareness. Participants will learn a number of projects and games for immediate use in the classroom. Detailed handouts will be offered and the new CD. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom C

Spanish and English

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Using Your Teacher Voice: Tips for Teacher Advocacy

Megan Whalon - CAST Tech, San Antonio ISD This session will give you the tools to be able to advocate for World Languages and other important education issues. Participants will leave with the confidence and knowledge to use their teacher voice to advocate for our profession. Now is the time! Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): All (not language specific) Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom F

English

Creative Ways for Using Free Internet Materials

Elia Hatfield - Lamar University In this section teachers will discover various activities as a creative way for using free internet materials. By differentiating learning activities, students will be able to develop their personal level of proficiency. Teachers will find many creative ways for teaching the classical self-portraits and how they can compare with the digital selfies, popular among millenials. These activities can improve and engage student’s participation and collaboration in an everyday classroom interaction. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Westchase Ballroom 4

Spanish

Going *Mostly* Gradeless: Proficiency-Based Assessments and Feedback

Emily VanDon - Lubbock High School, Lubbock ISD Unfortunately, going completely gradeless is not possible. Instead, let’s change our system of assessment to change the relationship between students, teachers, assessments and feedback. You will learn how to restructure your assessment styles and grading to align more with standards-based grading and to change communication on grading so that students are completely aware of performance expectations Strand:

Assessment and Feedback

Target Language(s): French, All (not language specific) Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School

Room:

Grand Ballroom G

English

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Scaffolding TL Instruction with Interactive Notebooks

Miguel Jimenez - Joe C. Bean High School, Everman ISD Aiming for students to challenge themselves in writing, speaking and listening across the curriculum can be frustrating. Review how to use a portfolio of work and notes through a composition notebook and rethink basic daily tasks to build your own comprehensible input lessons. Make Spanish immersion consistent and fun. Leave with ideas for the whole year, implement at your time, and be ready to teach out of your comfort zone. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Audience:

Target Language(s): Spanish, All (not language specific) Room: Presented in:

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Middle School / Junior High, High School Grand Ballroom H

Spanish/English

Using Jurassic Latin in Your Classroom

Frank Kelland - Texas Virtual Academy Hallsville, Hallsville ISD/K12 Latin is alive & well in its descendants, the Romance languages. By searching the Romance Languages for existing cognate phrases (Greetings, Departures, Meals, Houses, Transportation, etc.) we can recreate the original Latin phrases that are now lost to modern students. Such phrases can expand students" vocabulary and show the impact of Latin on the modern countries in which the phrases have been used since Roman occupation. Attendees will work together to re-create Latin phrases from modern Latin progeny. Strand:

Integrating Culture, Content and Language

Target Language(s): Latin Presented in:

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Audience:

Elementary, Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Diplomat

Latin

Infographics in the Language Classroom

Martina Thompson - Bridge Builder Academy, RISD Infographics are a concise way to both visually see and read short amounts of information. Used alone or paired with a short authentic article(s), they greatly increase comprehension and output! Learn more on how you can maximize their use in the language classroom and also have students create their own visual/infographic with key personal vocabulary and phrases for their own communication on the topic. Strand:

Real World Resources

Target Language(s): French, German, Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School, College/University

Room:

Richmond Room 3

English

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One Small Step for Can, One Giant Leap for Can-Do

Meredith White - Peachtree Ridge High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools Participants will dive quickly into the ACTFL Six Core Practices with practical, high-leverage habits fueled by can-do statements & proficiency-based language teaching. These include but are not limited to everyday interpersonal routines, lesson planning, varied comprehensible input, 90/10 in the TL, and feedback, all in the context of large, diverse classrooms. Examples, ideas, and materials will be shared throughout and available after. Strand:

Student Centered Communicative Classrooms

Target Language(s): Spanish Presented in:

Audience:

Middle School / Junior High, High School, College / University

Room:

Grand Ballroom A/B

English

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